Facebook is leaving no stone unturned to compete against different social media platforms. The company has recently announced the launch of dating service on Facebook in the event F8 2018. The time is almost here when Facebook users will be able to use dating service on its platform.
Is Facebook Going To Become Next Tinder?
Apart from the unveiling of dating service, Facebook has announced new features such as cross-platform stories sharing and a clear history tool on the very first day of F8 2018. The company has also unveiled some new additions to the features of Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram.
This new dating service feature is definitely going to give a neck to neck competition to different dating apps like OkCupid and Tinder. “This is going to be for building real, long-term relationships, not just hook-ups”, said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook chief about this new dating service.
According to Facebook In the United States, around 33 percent of all the marriages happen due to online meetings and more than 200 million users on Facebook have stated themselves as ‘single’ in their Facebook bio. This can be a great opportunity for Facebook to act as a cupid between two people.
Facebook has revealed more information about dating service in a blog post which states that “However, what people do within the dating feature will not be shown to their friends. We’ll share more information when this begins testing later this year”. Any activity which user does on the dating profile will be a private affair. None of your Facebook friends will know about your activities on the dating profile.
This dating service will be available on just click on the “heart icon” present on the top right corner of the window. Users can update a dating profile, check groups and nearby events on this platform.
The release date of the dating service is not revealed by Facebook yet.